Now to the suspected transfer die fakes
The upper part
of the Amazons head
seems to be cut off (generally there is something on the back of the amazons head
that goes up, not sure what it is) and a part
of the sigma is missing exactly where the planchet
of the assumed authentic mother endes.
The dotted border
on the reverse
was recut wrong (the dotted border
is incomplete on the assumed authentic mother).
The assumed authentic mother has slippage on the obverse
etc.) a completely identical slippage can be seen on the suspected coins, which means that the strike must have been for those always 100% identical which is impossible or it was in the dies but from die study we know that it was not in the authentic dies so it must an individual characteristic from striking which was transferred from the authetnic mother into the transfer dies.
There is a strange round hole and canal near the ivy leaf on all suspected coins (on one not anymore because removed by tooling), I do not kow what it is all I know is, that it was not in the authentic ancient dies (haven´t found an authentic coins from same or later die state with it), maybe a transfer error or some material was stuck on the die and this material must be then sticking strong enough to stay there even if there is much heat and pressure from striking.
To the reverse
die, there is a die flaw starting at grapes going to the lambda, this die break can be found on the authentic dies too, and so we can prove that they are from the same dies. But there are authentic coins from this reverse
die, that have another die break/flaw that connects the omicron with the dotted border
, so this authentic dies, that show a stronger die break (labda) and another die break (omicron), must be form a later die state.
The die break connecting the omicron with can be found on the assume suspected mother, too.
Authentic coins from possibly the same and a later die state have a different dotted border
and a complete
1. They have all identical slippage, but this is impossible because it means 100% identical strike
2. Damaged Sigma although the Sigma is not damaged on authentic coins from the same die same or later die states and the missing part
of sigma fits perfectly to the part
of sigma missing on the assumed authentic mother due to bad centering
3. The dotted border
is different as on authentic coins from the same dies, which means it must be recut and dotted border
is different there where it was missing on the assumed authentic mother due to bad centering.
4. The part
of the head
on the Amazon is missing althoug it was in the original dies (coins from the same dies same and later die state have compelte head
) and the missing part
of the head
is completely identical with the part
missing on the assumed authentic mother due to bad centering.
5. This strange hole and canal near the ivy leaf which can be found on all suspected coins and which can not be found on any authetnic coin from same or alter die stae and which was so not in the original authenic ancient dies.
6. There is a Mallos-Soloi Hybrid
with same reverse
die (recut dotted border
) and damaged sigma and imho such die links are very suspicious especially if the Mallos overse is very soapy
(has other problems too, but authentic ones are often bad struck and centered and some were struck from worn dies, which makes a die study extremely difficult, where we would have reconstructed
which details were in the ancient dies and which not )
Picture 1, shows only the suspected transfer dies fakes
and what they have in common, damadged sigma, incomplete head
, slippage, hole and canal etc.
Picture 2 Authentic mother (top) vs suspected transfer die fake
(bottom), same slippage, and that there exactly the same part
of sigma and head
are missing due to bad centering
Picture 3 left side
authentic vs right side
suspected transfer die fakes
Blue arrow shows the die breaks proving same dies and the same blue arrow shows the omicron die break.
Violet cycle shows the differences although the are die matches, incompelte Simga vs compelte Sigma and normal dotted border
vs recutted one.
picture 4, left side
suspected coin vs right side
authetnic coin (as far as I can tell from same dies, could only find 2 obverse
dies with this helmet symbol and these dies look very different to each other), waht I want to show, how a compelte head
with hear should look like and there is as far as I know on most coins from Soli
from these issues on the back of the head
of the amazon something that goes up.
The bow is disconnected from the shoulder due to this strange canal